Animal Technician/Lab Assistant

Department/Group: Biology
Location: Burlingame, CA
Position Type: Full time

Job Description

Role and Responsibilities

  • Performs the general husbandry of research animals for experimental purposes
  • Performs animal welfare checks
  • Performs cell inoculations via multiple routes (SC, tail vein, RO)
  • Performs dosing via multiple routes (IV, PO, SC, IM)
  • Performs necropsy/tissue sample collection for evaluating PD endpoints
  • Performs bleeding via multiple techniques (RO, cardiac punch, cheek) for evaluating drug PK
  • Performs various vivarium cleaning duties
  • Coordinates with vendors and supervisors on operational, administrative and technical responsibilities
  • Responsible for overseeing procurement of animals and supplies, preventive maintenance of facility equipment, daily rounds and observation to check animal health status
  • Follows standard operating procedures and maintains records to comply with regulatory requirements
  • Performs a wide variety of laboratory tasks and experiments
  • May make detailed observations, analyze data and interpret results
  • Maintains laboratory equipment and inventory for laboratory supplies
  • Writes experimental reports, summaries and protocols
  • Receives direction from supervisor on day to day work
  • Follows standard practices and procedures to analyze situations and find solutions to problems
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data required a review of a variety of factors

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or Associates Degree in biology or related field required
  • 0-2 years of related experience required
  • Ability to lift and carry materials weighing over 35 pounds
  • Work week includes 1 weekend day, preferably two, as part of the 5 day work week (day/days off would be during the week as opposed to weekends)
  • Holiday work required and paid at a premium

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Proficiency with Study Log
  • Able to build effective working relationships throughout the organization internally and externally to achieve goals.
  • Flexibility and willingness to solve problems that fall outside of immediate area of expertise
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills and strong organizational skills, with an exceptional attention to detail.
  • Work independently in an interdisciplinary, fast-paced, often changing environment.
  • Committed to the values of integrity, accountability, transparency, and drive.

Join our Team

Local candidates only please!

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